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Uruguay Punished As James Rodrigues Books Colombian Quaterfinal

James Rodriguez scored twice – his first a stunning volley – to fire Colombia to a 2-0 win over Uruguay and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. His unstoppable 28th-minute strike on the turn is arguably the goal of the tournament so far, and he followed that up with a close range effort in the second ... Read More »

“I never insulted our Coach”Kevin Prince Boateng

Ghanaian striker Kevin-Prince Boateng has denied stories making the rounds  that he insulted Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and insisted it was a “joke”. He said that he was joking about the coach with Sulley Muntari during training  when the coach overheard and took offence but thought it was all settled since it was part of the usual banter in camp. ... Read More »

Super Eagles Camp in disarray as team Lands Brasilia

Serious trouble is brewing in the camp of the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles following the players’ demand for appearance fees. Sources said that the team which has arrived Brasilia  is divided as Captain joseph Yobo had tongue-thrashed some of his colleagues for demanding that a percentage of the appearance fees bé paid when it was not part of ... Read More »

ALGERIA MAKE HISTORY AS RUSSIA ARE SENT PACKING

Algeria did enough to secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup by holding Russia to a 1-1 draw. An early header from Alexandr Kokorin gave Fabio Capello’s men the initiative, but Islam Slimani struck the decisive blow in the second period as Igor Akinfeev failed to make contact with a cross into the box. Famously eliminated ... Read More »

Ghana’s selfish stars miss opportunity for World Cup redemption

Ghana were incredibly close to reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time ever four years ago, yet Asamoah’s Gyan missed penalty against Uruguay eventually saw their dreams end in dramatic fashion. This summer’s tournament in Brazil was the perfect way to make amends and banish the demons from memory. Things went differently, though. With experienced players such as ... Read More »

World Cup Latest: Nigeria Flies African Flag in Second Round

Nigeria reached the knock out stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1998, despite losing 3-2 to Argentina in an exciting game in Porto Alegre on Wednesday. The Super Eagles, who have equaled their best ever feat, came unstuck against their familiar foes. Lionel Messi twice put the South Americans in the lead early, but Ahmed Musa ... Read More »

Lionel Messi stars as Argentina tops group

Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina sealed top spot in Group F with a 3-2 win over Nigeria at the World Cup on Wednesday. Messi, who has now scored four times in three games, also set up his side’s third which was converted by defender Marcos Rojo. Nigeria had twice pulled level through Ahmed Musa but, despite the defeat, the ... Read More »

Why RonaldoCan’tSave Portugal

Five minutes in, when Cristiano Ronaldo pulled three dummies out of the bag and then beat another man with some delightful footwork, it looked like the people of Manaus were in for the footballing exhibition they had been waiting for since December. It took until the very last minute for Ronaldo, almost down and out, to live up to that ... Read More »

SUAREZ’S LATEST OFFENCE MAY BITE URUQUAY

The world is not talking about the amazing last-gasp qualification at yesterday’s world cup match between Italy and Uruquay, the news on the latest transgression of Uruquay Forward, Luiz Suarez who was caught on camera taking a bite at Italian Defender Giogio Chellini. Now, the story is that the incident is being investigated by the world football governing body, fifa ... Read More »

Keshi Dumps The Super Eagles

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has agreed a two-year contract to handle South Africa after the World Cup as several top European coaches have indicated interest to lead the Super Eagles. Keshi’s future has not been clear even though he still has a year left on his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The coach himself recently revealed that ... Read More »